Who says you can’t go home again? Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, actress LaTanya Jackson, are developing a TV series that will follow A-list celebrities returning to where they grew up, visiting old haunts and reconnecting with people from their past in an effort to examine how their childhoods shaped them.
Fans have always been drawn to programs that provide a deeper understanding of celebrities, and this series looks like a clever and intriguing way to go about it.
This will be Mr. Jackson’s first unscripted project. He and his wife will executive produce the series with their daughter Zoe Jackson and with the accomplished Rushion McDonald, who executive produced the film Think Like a Man Too and several Steve Harvey TV series.
Jackson explained that he and LaTanya often feel nostalgic about the community where they were raised, and talk about the opportunity they have to pay it forward. The actor was quoted by Variety saying, “Together with Rushion, we decided to empower some of our nearest and dearest celebrity friends to share this journey in their own voice, in their own hometown and to provide children and families with resources and facilities to further build their foundation. This is about connecting with the community where we became the people we are today and sharing that journey with audiences across America.”
As usual, Samuel L. Jackson is busier in front of the camera than behind the scenes. He currently has seven movies in the works, including the highly anticipated Kong Skull Island, out next year, and Avengers: Infinity War – Part I in 2018. His new release, The Legend of Tarzan, will soon be followed by the fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on September 30.